Friday, December 26, 2014

FABBY: Tea Time and Cake Recipe

Hello sweet friends !

I baked and baked for presents and I this cake you see here is one of the goodies I gave away to my friends, but also I kept one for us, my DD Alex, Alejandro, mother and me.

I fixed a small table for this occasion.

I hope you like it.

Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas, we did, although we had some not happy news as our DD Sofia miscarried just C'mas Eve, as she was one month pregnant. She's doing fine and is healthy, so we are happy for this reason and have so much to thank our Lord.

I used this check tablecloth red with green.

I did three cakes like this one for gifts and at the end it's the recipe. It's delicious and I got it from Pinterest.

I displayed it under a glass cloche.

Thank you wonderful friends for your sweet and kind comments, you always make my day.

Thanking the lovely hostesses for having me at their great parties.

A special thanks to the generous and supportive hostesses for featuring me at their wonderful parties.


Merry Christmas and a very happy, prosperous, and healthy new year 2015.



  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/3cup sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons orange zest
  • ¾ cup vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup cream of coconut
  • 1/4 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1/2  cup finely chopped  cranberries


  • 2 cups confectioner sugar
  • 3-4 tablespoons fresh orange juice

Garnishing (optional)

  • Sugared Cranberries (recipe here)



Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly butter and flour pan

To make cake

  1. Place flour, coconut, baking powder, and salt in a bowl and whisk to blend; set aside. Transfer mixture to a food processor or blender and process until coconut is  coarsely crumbed.
  2. Place cranberries in a food processor or blender and process  until coarsely crumbed. Transfer to a bowl; set aside.
  3. Using an electric mixer or a food processor beat the sugar, eggs, and zest in a large bowl until pale and fluffy. Keep the mixer or food processor running and gradually add in oil and beat for about two minutes. With the  mixer or food processor still running, add in coconut cream then orange juice and continue to beat until combined. Turn off mixer or food processor.
  4. Add flour mixture into wet ingredients and using a sturdy wooden spoon or spatula, fold and mix until combined. Add in cranberries and fold until combined.
  5. Pour batter into prepared cake pan and bake until a tester inserted into the center of the cake comes out with moist crumbs attached, about 45-55 minutes. Transfer to a rack and cool completely before glazing.
To make the citrus glaze
  1. Add powdered sugar and orange juice in a bowl and mix to combine. Pour finished glaze over cooled cake and set aside for 30 minutes for glaze to set. Optional: garnish with sugared cranberries.

I will be joining:

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Tea Time Tuesday a year in Review
A Return to Loveliness
Tea Cup Tuesday
Friends Sharing Tea
Home and Garden Thursday
Chain Linky CLIMB
Show and Tell Saturday
Saturday Sparks Linky Party
A Bouquet of Talent Linky Party

Make it Monday
Make it Pretty Monday
Amaze Me Monday
Inspire Me Tuesday
Create with Joy
Mix it up Monday
Block Party

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Debbie from Confessions of a Plate Addict
Ivonne from Stone Gable
Suzy from Worthing Court



  1. So sorry about the miscarriage, but I am happy that your DD is doing okay. Your sweet table is lovely, my friend. I hope the rest of your holiday season is wonderful. xo Laura

  2. Fabulous, I love the cake in the cloche. Thanks for sharing your home with us during this Holiday season.

  3. I just love your Christmas Tree! Nice little tea and cake table.
    So sorry to hear about DD Sofie, but good that she is ok.

  4. Sorry about your loss, I know it must be difficult. Glad everything is ok. The tea looks lovely and the cake sounds yummy!

  5. Merry Christmas! Your place looks lovely!! The cake looks wonderful too. Hope you have a lovely New Year.

  6. Dearest Fabby,
    Well, there is always the hope for 2015 for another baby... This is not the end of the world.
    You displayed your delicious cake in grand style; as always. Coconut and cranberries sound great.
    Enjoy your final weekend of the year!

  7. Sorry about Sofia's miscarriage. The recipe looks yummy will have to try.

    God bless your family


  8. Merry Christmas dear Fabby and family. here's to a bright and happy New Year! Your cake looks lovely with your tea.
    Cloches make everything seem so special. Hugs....xo

  9. Como nos tienes acostumbradas tus preparativos para recibir las fiestas son puestas escenográficas preciosas.
    Lamento lo de Sofía, pero seguramente el 2015 llegará con felicidad.

  10. Hello Fabby, I hope you had a nice Christmas with your family. I love the table and the cake looks so good. Thanks for sharing the recipe to make it. Wishing you a Happy New Year.
    Julie at Julie's Lifestyle

  11. Dear Fabby
    Thanks for sharing your lovely home
    all dressed up for the Holiday Season.
    I hope your daughter recovers soon and maybe next year there will be another baby on the way...
    I'm the happy grandmother of three now!
    All the best for the New Year, both for you and your family!
    Maria A.

  12. Fabby, Your daughter is young and will have a child one day...I will pray for her. It is a sad thing with miscarriage, my daughter had one once when she was 3 month along. The next year she had her son Jake. I loved your table as usual. it was beautiful. Blessings to all for a glorious New Year. xoxo,Susie

  13. I love cranberry coffee cakes and I bet this one is delicious! The mold is so very pretty, too.

    I'm sorry to hear of your family's loss. It's difficult to experience this and I'll be saying a prayer for you all, especially your daughter.

  14. Oh Fabby I am deeply sadden by your loss. Thankful that your daughter is ok. You set a gorgeous tea table dear friend. Wishing you and your family a blessed 2015.




  15. Sorry to hear the sad news. Hope she is fine.Take it easy.She'll be blessed with a baby soon. Love your beautiful red table Fabby. Have a beautiful day. Love sujatha:):)

  16. Fabby,
    My heart was deeply saddened to hear about your daughter's miscarriage, dear friend. I'm sending my prayers for God's comfort and peace at this difficult time in her life.
    Love your tablescape!!!
    The recipe sounds divinely delicious!!!
    Loved the fireplace and the chairs in your first photo, too!!!
    Looking forward to seeing what 2015 holds in store for you @ Fabby's Living!!!
    Happy New Year!!!

  17. I am so sorry about Sofia's miscarriage but glad she is doing ok. Your cake look so pretty and I am sure is so good. John would love it cause it has coconut. Happy New year, my friend!...Christine

  18. I'm sorry to hear of Sophia's miscarriage but am happy to hear she is well. God bless her!

    Your Christmas tree is so pretty and I like the way you did the ribbon; much like my own! Your cake looks sweet sitting under the cloche and it sounds delish! The tea table is very festive and I like your white tea things; very nice, Fabby. Thank you for joining me for tea this past year and Happy New Year to you and your family!


  19. I'm so terribly sorry about Sofia's miscarriage, Fabby. My prayers are with her.
    Your cake sounds wonderful and your home looks so lovely. I'm still loving your pretty plaid chairs.
    Happy New Year, sweet friend.

  20. Hola, querida Fabby. Primero, cuanto siento el dolor que todos sienten por la perdida de un precioso bebe. En la noche antes de celebrar el nacer del precioso Bebe. Rezando que encuentren la paz que solo Dios nos da.

    Tu mesa y el dulce--y tu arbolito tambien--estan bellos. Se que juntos disfrutaron de tan buena compania.

    Mil besos y deseos para el 2015 lleno de bendiciones. Tu amiguita, ~Zuni

  21. Heart broken about your loss. I pray that 2015 will be a year filled with God's blessings for you and yours. Hugs, Martha

  22. I love your header Fabby, such an elegant and festive room! Your tea table looks so pretty, and that delicious cake is beautifully displayed.
    Blessings and prayers for you and your dear daughter; a miscarriage can be so heartbreaking.

  23. I'm so sorry to hear about Sofia--such sad timing too, but am glad that she is doing okay. My thoughts are with her and your family.

    Your tea is lovely as usual and the cake looks delicious; thanks for sharing the recipe.

  24. My condolences to your daughter. I'm so glad she's ok!

    This is a beautiful table ~ once again. :) Thanks so much for sharing the cake recipe ~ sounds delish!


  25. So sorry to hear this Fabby. Sweet, sweet table and sounds so YUMMY!
    Happy New Year to you and thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY...

  26. Oh, Fabby!

    I am so sorry that your daughter miscarried. That is just heartbreaking to have happen, especially during this happy season. I pray that all goes well for her future pregnancie. It is peaceful, however, to know that the grandlittle who went on is with the Lord and under His tender care in Heaven. xoxox

    As to your cake, YUM! That sounds like a delectable dessert, and I wish I had a piece right now. Yes, I know it's EARLY, but I like the sound of that recipe! :-)

    Happy New Year!


    Sheila :-)

  27. Hello Fabby, I'm new to your blog and enjoyed it tremendously. I look forward to your future posts.


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